Below is just a small compilation of articles
and discussions we though might be helpful to educators who would like ideas on
how to use the iPad to benefit their students
and technology managers who have to
support configurations of
iPads within their organizations.
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"Practical advice on iPad deployments" - This
blog post offers some advice to teachers
deploying ipads. It mentions some alternative
strategies and gives step-by-step instructions
for setting up an affordable, practical syncing
A discussion of Charging Multiple iPads:
A discussion of the power requirements for
charging and syncing iPads:
Apple has a discussion of the power requirements
for peripherals, including the iPad, saying
"some Apple peripheral devices may request more
than 500 mA (Milliamps) at 5 V (Volts) from a
port to function or to allow for faster
charging. Such Apple peripheral devices include
[the iPad] . . ."
There are other discussions of this issue at:
iPads In Education
"Carting’ Around iPads; New Storage and Syncing
Mr. Keenen reviews the
for use with classrooms
that need to charge and sync a smaller number of
iPads and don't have the budget or need for the
larger solutions currently on the market.
As Mr. Keenen wrote, "The Synccharge can handle
up to 16 devices simultaneously and has a handy
push-button switch to change from syncing to
charging mode. Each USB port has dedicated
power running to it, so it doesn’t matter how
many iPads are connected, they are all going to
have full data transfer and full-speed charging.
In my testing, all iPads charged at the same
rate, no matter whether 1 or 16 were attached to
the unit., very useful feature. Overall, I
was very impressed with the technology, and
having an option like the DS-IP-Synccharge
allows for customization or reuse of an older
cart with these newer devices".
The New York Times took note of school
deployments of iPads:
iPads in Education
we have this new interesting discussion. "This is
an alternative high school of 120 students, and their lives are about to change.
Actually, I think the students will fly with this better than the teachers. I
have ideas of my own about how these (iPads) will be used, but I'd love to hear
what some of you think YOU would do. Reply from Sandy Munnell "Datamation has
released a sync/charge station for $1295.00. It syncs 16 iPads at one time. Sounds expensive? Compare to the Bretford cart from Apple at $2600..
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How To Sync and Charge Multiple iPads
This was an interesting "solution" that someone
tried for syncing iPads to iTunes. It looks like
it worked but they called it the "Macgyver"
solution because it was put together with duct
tape and rubber bands.
If you want to learn more about sync and
charge times with these "solutions",
the above menu.
Interesting Uses for iPads
Apple offers an
potential of the
all a student
ever needs to
carry with them.
No more heavy
If you would like to share some of your own
experiences or have ideas which may be
beneficial to other iPad users, feel free to
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you need information on the products and
services we offer for syncing and charging
multiple iPads, iPhones and iPods. We also
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